Analyst forecasts point to 100%+ Earnings Per Share (EPS) growth for the Canadian small cap stocks on our list
SmallCapPower | April 17, 2017: With earnings season right around the corner, we have identified five Canadian small cap stocks with significant growth in expected earnings per share, quarter over quarter. Growth in earnings per share is an indicator of a company’s ability to increase value for shareholders.
Aphria Inc. (TSX: APH) – $7.86
Aphria Inc., formerly Black Sparrow Capital Corp., is a Canada-based company, which is engaged in producing and selling medical marijuana through retail sales and wholesale channels. The Company’s retail sales are sold primarily through its online store, as well as telephone orders. Its wholesale shipments are sold to other Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) Licensed Producers. It offers medical cannabis of various strains, including Kusawa, Tamaracouta, Panache, Churchill and Iroquois. The Company is also engaged in the research and development, and commercial production of cannabis oil.
- Market Cap: $979.9 million
- Expected Report Date (FQ1): 19/04/2017
- Expected EPS (FY1): $0.03
- Expected Growth in EPS: 150%
Victoria Gold Corp. (TSXV: VIT) – $0.68
Victoria Gold Corp. is an exploration and development-stage company engaged in the acquisition, evaluation, exploration and development of mineral properties. The Company owns Dublin Gulch property, which hosts the Eagle Gold Deposit. Dublin Gulch is located in central Yukon Territory, Canada, approximately 370 kilometers north of the capital city of Whitehorse and approximately 80 kilometers from the town of Mayo. The property covers an area of approximately 550 square kilometers. The Company’s other properties include interests in Donjek, Aurex, Canalask, and Clear Creek in Yukon Territory and Island Mountain in Nevada.
- Market Cap: $341.6 million
- Expected Report Date (FQ1): 20/04/2017
- Expected EPS (FY1): $0.01
- Expected Growth in EPS: 100%
Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX: WIN) – $2.64
Communications & Networking
Wi-LAN Inc. is an intellectual property licensing company that develops, acquires, licenses and enforces a range of technologies. The Company’s technologies are utilized in products in a range of markets, including communications and consumer electronics, medical, industrial, semiconductor, automotive and aerospace. It has acquired patents and patent applications in various countries. The Company is engaged in licensing its patents to companies that sell products utilizing technologies, including Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi), three dimensional (3D) television, automotive headlight assemblies, semiconductor manufacturing and packaging, medical stent, video streaming, building automation, computer gaming, smart meter monitoring and light emitting diode (LED) lighting.
- Market Cap: $313.0 million
- Expected Report Date (FQ1): 25/04/2017
- Expected EPS (FY1): $0.46
- Expected Growth in EPS: 105%
Pure Technologies Ltd. (TSX: PUR) – $4.58
Industrial Machinery & Equipment
Pure Technologies Ltd. (Pure) is engaged in the development and application of technologies for inspection, monitoring and management of physical infrastructure, including water and hydrocarbon pipelines, buildings and bridges. Its technologies include SoundPrint acoustic monitoring technology, which is used to provide continuous remote health monitoring of water and wastewater pipelines, bridges, buildings, parking structures and other infrastructure components; SoundPrint Acoustic Fibre-Optic (AFO) technology, which is a fiber-optic monitoring system used for structural monitoring of prestressed concrete water and wastewater pipelines, and Armadillo Tracks Remote Tracking Units, which is a PureHM technology and an Internet based pig tracking and pipeline monitoring system that integrates acoustic geophones, magnetic sensors and other technologies to monitor pipelines for pig passages and environmental changes.
- Market Cap: $248.7 million
- Expected Report Date (FQ1): 01/05/2017
- Expected EPS (FY1): $0.12
- Expected Growth in EPS: 483%
5N Plus Inc. (TSX: VNP) – $1.87
Specialty Mining & Metals
5N Plus Inc (5N Plus) is a Canada-based producer of specialty metal and chemical products used in a number of pharmaceutical, electronic and industrial applications. The Company operates in two business segments: Electronic Materials and Eco-Friendly Materials. The Electronic Materials segment manufactures and sells refined metals, compounds and alloys, which are used primarily in a range of electronic applications. Its Electronic Materials segment’s products are associated with various metals, such as cadmium, gallium, germanium, indium and tellurium. The Eco-Friendly Materials segment manufactures and sells refined bismuth and bismuth chemicals, low melting-point alloys, as well as refined selenium and selenium chemicals.
- Market Cap: $155.3 million
- Expected Report Date (FQ1): 01/05/2017
- Expected EPS (FY1): $0.13
- Expected Growth in EPS: 382%
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